Seavey takes No Way Out 40 at Paragon Speedway

Logan Seavey, the 2023 Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals winner, won the 13th Annual No Way Out 40 for 410 non-wing sprint cars on March 11 at Paragon Speedway. Seavey earned $10,000 for the victory.

Matt Westfall, who started seventh, finished in second, followed by Brady Bacon, Kyle Cummins and Emerson Axsom. Completing the top 10 were Brandon Mattox, Brian Hayden, Jake Swanson, Kevin Thomas Jr. and Geoff Ensign.

Ryan Eversole won the hornet division feature over Alex Wilson, Owen Cosman, Matt Freeman and Dale Hobbs. The rest of the top-10 finishers were A.J. Hobbs, Terry Henderson, Mark Houston, Scott Howe and Schyler Smith.

Paragon’s next event is scheduled for April 8. For more information, visit

Brownstown’s Indiana Icebreaker scrapped

The 26th Annual Indiana Icebreaker scheduled for today at Brownstown Speedway has been canceled due to weather concerns. Brownstown is scheduled to open its 2023 racing season next on March 25 with a $10,000-to-win race for 410 non-wing sprints.

Salem Speedway support continues

Salem Speedway officials are happy to announce that the Kentuckiana Ford Dealers, along with Eddie Gilstrap Motors, will return to support Salem Speedway for the upcoming 2023 season. The Kentuckiana Ford Dealers will be the title sponsor of the 35th Annual Halloween 200 Weekend on Oct. 21-22. The Kentuckiana Ford Dealers 35th Annual Halloween 200 Weekend will feature a full schedule of racing action on both Saturday and Sunday of that weekend including the running of the Kentuckiana Ford Dealers 35th Annual Halloween 200 on that Sunday, one of the highest paying Street Stock events in the country.

The Kentuckiana Ford Dealers also will be the Presenting Sponsor of the TLG Peterbilt-Louisville Semis on the High Banks Challenge on June 17, featuring the return of full-size semi-truck racing on the High Banks of Salem Speedway, which drew huge crowds when they competed there in 2020 and 2021.

“We are very excited to bring the support of the Kentuckiana Ford Dealers and Eddie Gilstrap Motors back to Salem Speedway for the upcoming 2023 season,” remarked Steve Motsinger with the Kentuckiana Ford Dealers and Eddie Gilstrap Motors. “This track has so much great history and is known throughout the country. We look forward to working with new owner Nick Bohanon to keep racing happening at Salem Speedway well into the future.”

“What a terrific boost for Salem Speedway to have both the Kentuckiana Ford Dealers and Eddie Gilstrap Motors back to support the track again this season,” commented Nick Bohanon, Owner of Salem Speedway. “No one has supported this track over the years like the Kentuckiana Ford Dealers and Eddie Gilstrap Motors, we appreciate their support and look forward to building a great relationship with them for years to come.”

The Salem Speedway 2023 season will kick off on April 8 with the traditional Easter Egg Hunt, followed by an open practice for all divisions competing at Salem Speedway in 2023. The racing season will kick off on April 16 with the Re-Grand Opening event, featuring racing action from the Diesel Boys GAS Series, Crown Vic Big Track Cars, Crown Vic Short Track Oval Cars, Mack’s Auto & Scrap Recycling Legends and the exciting Scrapper division.

More information on Salem Speedway and the 2023 season is available on the track’s website at and with social media posts on the track’s Facebook page. Anyone interested in becoming a marketing partner with Salem Speedway in 2023 can email the track at [email protected] or contact the track office at 866 2GO-RACE.

Upcoming local race schedule:

March 25: Brownstown Speedway – Season Opener – Spring Meltdown for 410 sprints plus modifieds and MMSA mini-sprints. For more info, visit

March 25: Florence Speedway – Season Opener – Super Late Models $5000 to win, plus crate late models, modifieds and sport mods. For more info, visit

April 1: Lawrenceburg Speedway – Season Opener – USAC National Sprint Cars, plus modifieds and hornets. For more info, visit

April 7: Circle City Raceway – Season Opener – crate late models, modifieds, pro legends, mod lites and super stocks. For more info, visit

April 7: Bloomington Speedway – Season opener for 100th year of racing – 410 sprints, modifieds, super stocks and hornets.

James Essex writes a motorsports notebook for The Tribune. Send comments to [email protected]